The A.R.T. of Barrel Racing


Current Clinic Schedule

Ask Sharon


Kawena from Kailua, Hawaii, writes:

Dear Sharon,

I am going to be attending your clinics in Hawaii. I recently purchased two new barrel horses. I would like to know if it would be better for me to bring both horses to each clinic and ride them on different days or just ride one horse for both days in each clinic. What are your thoughts on this? I feel it would be good for both of my new horses to be in your clinics. One is a five year-old and the other is an eight year-old.


Dear Kawena,

I am glad to hear you found some nice horses! Since each clinic is designed to go from point A to Z, I request that riders maximize the educational resources and stay on the same horse throughout the two-day program. The first day is training equipment and education, while the second day is geared towards competition equipment and education. We make two fast-timed and video runs for comparison and evaluation.

I would suggest that you ride each horse in a separate clinic, or if you are up to it, you can ride both horses in the same clinic. However, I warn you, this is a lot to learn on one horse, let alone juggling two horses at the same time.

Aloha and Mahalo,